There are some essential criteria that you need to meet to be selected for a TAPS apprenticeship. Skill are then developed through Certificate and Diploma level courses.

Do I qualify?

You need to be at least 16 years of age and at TAPS we require you to have completed year 11 with a satisfactory pass in Maths and English.

  • Completion of Year 11 (SACE stage 1)
  • Drivers licence
  • Physically fit
  • Enjoy practical work
  • Tidy presentation
  • Reliable and Punctual
  • Good communication skills
  • Enthusiasm

Prevocational course:

Dual Certificate II Program in Construction Pathways (Plumbing and Roof Plumbing)

Award: On successful completion of the course the student will attain an accredited Certificate in Vocational Education (Plumbing)

Duration: 6 months (full time)

Course Information:
The objective of the course is to increase the student’s chances of employment or to qualify for an Apprenticeship.

Entry requirements:
SACE Stage 1 or equivalent (preferred), Completion of technology studies an advantage, Good communication skills, Students are selected and short listed from results of an entry test and formal interview.

For further information and enrollment details click here to visit TAFE SA’s website.

Training Requirements

Entry to the Plumbing, Roofing and Gas Fitting trades is through the completion of a 4 year Training Contract, followed by registration with Consumer and Business Services for registration to work in your selected vocation.

Courses leading to a Certificate in Vocational Education are useful pre-requisites for employment and trade training.

TAFE offer a number of Certificate and Diploma level courses:

  • Certificate in Vocational Education (Prevocational)
  • Plumbing Certificate III in Plumbing (Apprenticeships Studies)
  • Certificate IV in Plumbing (Advanced Trade Studies)

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